Weekly Grace News AND vOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

White Elephants among the Dust Bunnies? As you are making room for new Christmas items in your home or just cleaning house, keep in mind that we're already collecting items for our 2019 "Fall into Christmas" Craft/Bazaar show!  We want to provide people with items that could be used again or gifts to others so donations must be items that you sincerely believe could be sold.  Ideas? Clothing (consignment type quality - baby thru adult, hangers needed!), decorative items, collectibles/antiques, Jewelry, small furniture, Holiday items, games/toys, books, and more.  You get the idea!  Email Donna Wilkins or Lee Zoll with questions.  


It's 2019 Farm Show Milkshake Time - Sunday, January 6th - 1-5:30

Come along with the Youth for our annual trip to the PA farm show to make and servie the iconic Farm Show Milkshakes in the main food court.  We need lots of help! You could be a server, cashier, cup filler-upper, lid-flipper, mix-master, or general purpose gopher.  We commit to taking 20-25 people so we invite you to join us.  Bring a friend.  We leave as a group and carpool right after the 11 am service and then return to Grace church @ 5:30 for pizza and other health food.  For questions and to sign up see or call Chris Munn (717-571-6610) or Jacki Rogers.


Member in Need of Winter Assistance!

We have had a request from a Grace Church member who lives in Lemoyne and who is asking for someone to shovel her driveway this winter. Anyone who would be able and willing to do this, please contact the church office at 717-763-7632.


Giant, Weis and Karns Grocery Cards!!!

Did you know that when you purchase grocery cards here at Grace church, Grace will receive monies from these grocery stores for each card sold? Before you grocery shop, purchase a grocery card either at our church office or see Chick Zoll or Milt Gouse or Don Hill for your card on Sundays!! Giant cards are available in $20, $50 and $100 denominations and Weis and Karns cards are in $50 and $100 denominations. Use your Grace grocery cards to shop!


Computer Care: It is with deep regret that we need to announce that 2 of our computers are now on hospice care and in need of being replaced. We have several individuals who pledged some money towards this specific project. If you would like to assist, please let the church office know or tell a trustee. We have $1000 of the $2000 needed. Thank you!


Hurricane Assistance:

If you would like to assist financially towards hurricane relief and cleanup, UMCOR is responding to Hurricane Florence in the U.S. and Typhoon Mangkhut

(Ompong) in the Philippines. Please join them in prayer for the areas affected and consider a gift to UMCOR Disaster Response. You may make a check to Grace Church and put it in the offering plate or drop off at the church office, making sure that your check is earmarked for Umcor Hurricane Relief in the Notes section of your check. You may also write your check to UMCOR marking it for Hurricane Relief and mail it directly to UMCOR at United Methodist Committee on Relief, 458 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308.


Bethesda Mission Clothing Drive Dropoff - January 6, and April 7, 2019

Please bring in gently used clothing and shoes for men, women and children and also used handbags. Two labeled collection bins will be located in the Sunday school auditorium. All items collected will then be gathered and taken to Bethesda Mission for their use. If you desire, you can also contribute new (never used) toiletries. For example - toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, deodorant, razors, etc. These would be gratefully accepted.


Sunday Breakfast Fellowship

We are seeking helpers for Sunday morning breakfasts. Breakfast is from 8 - 8:30 a.m. and also from 9:30 a.m. to the start of Sunday school. Helpers are asked to supply Donuts/and or baked goods, orange juice, milk and bananas, expenses for which are reimbursed! As a helper, your time is in the purchasing and the short time to set up and clean up. If you have ever been to our breakfast gatherings, you will realize what a special time that it is for gathering, sharing, talking and of course eating! Any questions contact Donna Wilkins or Thom Devlin.


COMMUNION STEWARD NEEDED TO SERVE HOMEBOUND MEMBERS:

If interested, please contact Stan Murphy at 732-3726.


COMMUNION STEWARDS NEEDED!

December 24 (Christmas eve. service). Contact the church office if you would like to help, 717-763-7632. Instructions will be provided.


USHERS NEEDED: Please consider volunteering as an usher for our worship services. Ushers are currently scheduled to serve 2 months per year. There is an immediate need for a Head Usher for the month of May. Responsibilities include handing out bulletins, collecting prayer requests and collecting offerings. If you can help, please contact Chick Zoll at 761-1842.